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Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2015, Article ID 963152, 8 pages
Research Article

Mimicking Peroxidase Activity by a Manganese(II) Complex Involving a New Asymmetric Tetradentate Ligand Containing Both Amino and Imino Groups

Departamento de Química Inorgánica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, 27002 Lugo, Spain

Received 30 September 2015; Accepted 8 December 2015

Academic Editor: Henryk Kozlowski

Copyright © 2015 Yolanda Pérez-Otero et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The asymmetric ligand (E)-4-bromo-2-(((2-((5-bromo-2-hydroxybenzyl)(methyl)amino)ethyl)imino)methyl)phenol has been prepared by a novel seven-step route. All organic compounds isolated in each step have been characterised by elemental analysis, infrared and 1H NMR spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry. Interaction of this ligand with manganese has been investigated employing an electrochemical method. This method leads to the formation of a neutral manganese(II) complex 7 in high yield and purity. The complex has been thoroughly characterised by elemental analysis, infrared spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, magnetic susceptibility measurements, and cyclic voltammetry. Complex 7 behaves as peroxidase mimic in the presence of the water-soluble trap ABTS, probably due to its ease to coordinate the substrate molecule.